JoAnne Coutlee – Kindergarten teacher

  • St. Michael School teacher: 19 years
  • Previously: Physical Education teacher, Taught grades 3 & 5
  • Colleges attended: Springfield College – BS in Community Leadership and Development; Montana – BS in Education Pre-K-6, and in PE Pre – K – HS; Keuka College – MA Childhood Education.

I traveled with my husband all over the world as he was in the Air force. I lived overseas in Turkey and Italy for two years at each place. I have two grown children and a wonderful husband named Jeff. I teach Zumba Fitness three times weekly and am passionate about singing. I belong to the Seneca Soundwaves Chorus.

Kindergarten News

Saint Michael School
Classroom Times
Kindergarten News
Sunday, June 2, 2019
JoAnne Coutlee

New News:
Miranda will be the prayer leader/reader on this Friday June 7, 2019.
The book fair runs from Monday 6/3-Friday 6/7.
We will celebrate Levi’s summer birthday on Monday 6/3 (tomorrow.)
We will celebrate Claire’s summer birthday on Thursday 6/6.
Miranda’s birthday is on June 13 th .
Please pick a date to celebrate Aniella and Sky’s summer birthdays.

Future Important Dates:
PTO meeting 6-7 PM on 6/11

The school is hosting a retirement party for me on Wed 6/12. It is from 4-6 in the church hall.

On Friday 6/14 we celebrate Donuts for Dads. It is similar to Muffins for Moms. We would like to invite Dads and Grandpas to school for a treat and a visit. It starts at 8:30 and runs until 9AM.
6/15 Bike the Bluff – Please join me on a bike ride to support our school.
6/16 Happy Father’s Day
Monday 6/17 field day
Tuesday 6/18 Talent show at 1:30 in the church hall
Wed. 6/19 Kindergarten graduation at 6 in the church hall
Thursday 6/20 5 th Grade graduation at 6:30 in church
K field trip to the Tette’s house for a picnic and play day.
Friday 6/21
Last Day of school

Moving Up Day
Yearbook signing
Early dismissal at noon

Important additional Information:
On Wed. 6/19 we will hold our Kindergarten graduation at 6 PM in the church hall. I would like to request that each family bring a treat for after the ceremony. Treats such as cookies, brownies, or rice crispy treats etc. are much appreciated. Please bring at least a doz. If possible.

We will be providing treats for our guests too. I will provide drinks and the paper products. I estimate 60-70 will attend the graduation. If you have not already done so, please send in $8 for the graduation cap if you want your child to keep it. If not let me know and your child may borrow a cap.

On Thursday 6/20 we will spend the day at the Tette’s home on Ridge Road in Penn Yan. We will spend the day playing games and enjoying the outdoors. In case of bad weather we will play indoor games and watch a movie. Any family members who are free for lunch are invited to join us at 11:30. We will eat a hot dog lunch around noon.

Let me know if you plan to come so I can purchase enough hot dogs. The address is 1144 Ridge Road. I ask each child to donate to the cook out. Please bring the following:
Ada – napkins (estimate for 30) and 1 bottle of ketchup
Miranda – paper plates, I bottle of mustard
Aniella – paper cup, fruit salad or watermelon
Colton, Alayna, Levi, Liam – One pack of 8 hot dog buns
Cayden, Portia, Sky – 1 bag of chips or salty treat of any kind
Henry, Claire – drinks
Mrs. Coutlee hotdogs, pasta salad, popsicles

The children can wear play clothes for the picnic. They should bring a hat, sunscreen, and wear sneakers for running around.

After the picnic I will return to school on the bus with the children. If any parent wants to take their child home directly from the Tette’s house after the picnic, please write a note so your child can go home with you.

On Monday 6/17 for field day please send sun screen, a hat. Water will be provided throughout the day. Your child will also need a towel as there are many water games.Please continue to send your child’s back pack and home folder until the very last day of school.

I will be sending home your child’s part in the graduation play. Please help them to practice reading/memorizing their parts.

Helpers this week:
On Thursday 6/6 from 9-12 Mrs. Stork.